She is the deputy Head Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Emma Children’s Hospital/ Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam an integral part of the Centre for Congenital Heart Disease Amsterdam/Leiden (CAHAL). She has been working in Amsterdam for more than 15 years now after having studied medicine, paediatrics and paediatric cardiology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She is passionate about fetal cardiology (prenatal diagnosis, counselling and management), but also has a special interest in interventional cardiology and (inherited) arrhythmias. She supervises and teaches the paediatric cardiology fellows, participates in the refresher courses for paediatricians and obstetricians and teaches the junior staff and students. Her research topics include the increased nuchal translucency and fetal heart failure and fetal congenital heart defects, fetal arrhythmias, inheritable chanalopathies and Rheumatic Fever. She supervises students doing their research block and bachelor, master and PhD theses. She has been an invited speaker at international conferences, reviews journal articles for international journals. She was the scientific secretary for the Fetal Cardiology Working Group of AEPC. She is also a proud mother of two lovely boys and enjoys painting, karate and playing the clarinet.